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Student Programs

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Title Program Type Description Dates Available

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 2

Explore the forest floor or the pond, searching for the producers, consumers, and decomposers. How does energy move through this ecosystem? October 2015 - May 2016

Prairie Ridge Ecosystems 1

Explore the prairie and the pond, searching for producers, consumers, and decomposers. How do all of these plants and animals depend on each other? October 2015 - May 2016

Animal Adaptations

Study the animals in the forest, prairie, or pond to see how their different behaviors or structures help then to survive in these specific habitats. October 2015 - May 2016

Wild Exploration

Take a hike with a naturalist, sharpen both senses and powers of observation to discover animal signs and plant development. October 2015 - May 2016

DNA Electrophoresis Lab

iLab Based on a real life research question regarding plant disease resistance, students will perform gel electrophoresis, analyze a completed gel, and determine the gene responsible for disease resistance. October 2015 - May 2016

Coding the Future (Intro to Computer Programming)

iLab Participants in this course learn core concepts in programming using Microsoft Small Basic, a free, easy to use, friendly development environment. October 2015 - May 2016

Photosynthesis Lab

iLab In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. October 2015 - May 2016

Mapping Disease Using GIS

iLab Use GIS to analyze the spread of infectious disease in North Carolina. GIS refers to computer-based mapping and modeling and is one of science’s most powerful tools used to answer questions and make predictions about important issues. October 2015 - May 2016

Introduction to Electronics

iLab Hands-on problem solving activities teach the basics of electricity and electronics in a way that is both challenging and fun. October 2015 - May 2016

Microscopic Life

iLab Use compound microscopes to discover the structures that allow single-celled organisms to carry out the basic functions of life. October 2015 - May 2016

Investigate Lab Experience

iLab Spend the morning exploring either our Micro World our Natural World, or our Visual World Investigate Lab’s offerings of hands-on science activities. October 2015 - May 2016

Plant Genetics: Walking with Mendel

iLab This introduction to the principles of Mendelian genetics includes topics such as dominant and recessive traits, expected vs. actual ratios of inheritance, and Parent vs. F1 and F2 generation characteristics. October 2015 - May 2016

North Carolina Wildlife

Curiosity Classes Find out where wildlife lives in your area - from the mountains to the coast, to your own backyard. October 2015 - May 2016

Fossils: Window into the Past

iLab Give your students a unique opportunity to study fossil specimens from North Carolina and elsewhere. October 2015 - May 2016

Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

iLab Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. October 2015 - May 2016

Animal Life Cycles

Curiosity Classes Explore the life cycles of five major groups of animals: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds and insects. October 2015 - May 2016

Beaver Ponds

Discovery Room Meet wet creatures such as dragonfly nymphs, frogs, tadpoles and turtles, that live in or near the pond. October 2015 - May 2016

Dinosaurs Roar!

Discovery Room Take a pretend field trip back to the time of dinosaurs. October 2015 - May 2016

Your Backyard

Discovery Room Meet live backyard animals such as box turtles, rabbits and snakes. October 2015 - May 2016

Bringing the Outdoors In: Why and How?

Living Conservatory Explore the connections that North Carolina has to the New World Tropics and get hands-on experience with the technology that maintains a piece of tropical dry forest on the fourth floor of the Museum.pics. October 2015 - May 2016

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